Keynote Speaker: Texas Tech Football Head Coach, Joey McGuire
If one season is any indication, the future of Texas Tech Football is bright under Joey McGuire. The 17th head coach in program history, McGuire led the Red Raiders to their best season in more than a decade in 2022, all the while energizing a fan base with a promising outlook for years to come.
McGuire pushed the Red Raiders to their 40th bowl appearance in program history after a 7-5 regular season that saw Texas Tech defeat both Texas and Oklahoma for the first time in program history, record five Big 12 wins for the first time since 2009 and finish 6-1 at home for the first time since that same year. The Red Raiders followed with a memorable 42-25 victory over Ole Miss in the TaxAct Texas Bowl, closing the season with four-straight victories for the first time since 1995. Add in a recruiting class that ranked in the top 25 of the country, and, Texas Tech has quickly become a Big 12 title contender in short time under McGuire.
Since moving to Lubbock, Coach McGuire and his wife, Debbie, have been highly involved in the community, volunteering for numerous charitable organizations, including Covenant Children’s Hospital and through their Women Behind the Brand clinic each August.